Maris Degener has been an inspiration to others and to herself since her near death experience. This young lady had been suffering from anorexia since before her preteen years. As a competitive swimmer, Degener had a strong drive to succeed; however, when she was hospitalized on the brink of death at the age of 13, she decided to tackle her eating disorder head-on and to save herself from self-destruction.
It was around this time that Degener discovered Yoga to battle depression and anxiety, which has subsequently changed her life for the better. Actually, Degener is a teen entrepreneur with her own personal blog that can be followed here at yogamaris.net.
I fell in love with the way movement felt in my body, the contraction of musculature, the breath circulating through my veins. – Maris Degener (after discovering yoga).